Renovations have been completed on La Trobe Law School’s new state-of-the-art Moot Court. These facilities were built to reflect the Federal Court and aim to support our excellence in mooting. The sound acoustics, cutting edge technology and sophisticated space provide students with a real life court experience to practice and refine their advocacy skills.
The Honourable Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia, will be formally opening our new Moot Court on Friday 27 May 2016 at 2pm.
The Honourable Robert French AC
Robert Shenton French was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in September 2008. At the time of his appointment he was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, having been appointed to that office in November 1986.
He graduated from the University of Western Australia in science and law. He was admitted in 1972 and practised as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia until 1983 when he went to the Western Australian Bar. From 1994 to 1998 he was President of the National Native Title Tribunal. At the time of his appointment he was an additional member of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and a member of the Supreme Court of Fiji. He was also a Deputy President of the Australian Competition Tribunal and a part-time member of the Australian Law Reform Commission.
From 2001 to January 2005 he was President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law. Chief Justice French was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010.
Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Venue: La Trobe Law School Moot Court, Social Sciences Building (Room 232), La Trobe University Melbourne Campus